Pursuit of Perfection
Significance of the Perfection Motif in the Epistle to the Hebrews
Imprint: Wipf and Stock
"In this engaging research on a significant term of the Epistle to the Hebrews, Seth Simisi draws out the eschatological dimensions of the τελειο- word group as used by the author of Hebrews. He shows how the 'perfection' motif points to a future fulfillment that is connected to provisions of the New Covenant. This is an important study of a key element for understanding the theological argument of Hebrews. It is well researched, cogently argued, and persuasively presented."
--Richard A. Taylor, Senior Professor of Old Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary
"Though the Book of Hebrews has been extensively studied from various perspectives, Dr. Simisi makes a significant new contribution to the discussion. His scholarly research on the Tvevleio~ motif is extensive and covers both extra-biblical as well as the expected exhaustive treatment of it within Hebrews."
--Stephen Bramer, Chair and Professor of Bible Exposition, Dallas Theological Seminary
"A fresh exploration of the concept of 'perfection' in Hebrews, this book surveys recent approaches to the topic, discusses wider notions of perfection in the ancient world, and carefully examines the treatment of perfection in the text of Hebrews. A recommended resource for anyone interested in the central exegetical and theological themes of Hebrews."
--Buist M. Fanning, Department Chair and Senior Professor of New Testament Studies, Dallas Theological Seminary
"Simisi has done something remarkable in Pursuit of Perfection: He has demonstrated the signal significance in Hebrews for the Greek word group (adjective, noun, and verb) translated 'perfect,' 'perfection,' 'to perfect.' Simisi's work is remarkably detailed . . . [and presents] fresh perspectives on the nature of the Book of Hebrews and its remarkable contribution to biblical canon."
--Ronald B. Allen, Senior Professor of Bible Exposition, Dallas Theological Seminary